Kong: Skull Island

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Kong: Skull Island Overview

Explore the mysterious and dangerous home of the king of the apes as a team of explorers ventures deep inside the treacherous, primordial island.

Who Stars in Kong: Skull Island

Tom Hiddleston
Captain James Conrad

Tom Hiddleston

Samuel L. Jackson
Lieutenant Colonel Preston Packard

Samuel L. Jackson

Brie Larson
Mason Weaver

Brie Larson

John Goodman
Bill Randa

John Goodman

John C. Reilly
Hank Marlow

John C. Reilly

Jing Tian
San Lin

Jing Tian


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Review for Kong: Skull Island

Author: Reno

**A new dawn. The King has arrived.** Seems I'm the only one who did not know it was not a sequel to the 2005 film. The Kong was over a 100 feet tall in this, compared to 25 feet from a decade ago. Being a big fan of that film and Peter Jackson, I hated this idea, especially for totally a fresh cast and crew. So I was not expecting it. Only while watching it, I came to know it was a new version. With a new cinematic, a new set of actors, timeline, completely a different kind of tone for a King Kong film that I have ever seen. They wanted it to be a badass action film than a value added storyline. That does not mean I loved it. It was average. I only enjoyed the nice action-adventures. But the visuals were a more commercialised. I even confused whether did I watched a Hollywood film or an Rajamouli film. You know those terrible methods used for stunt sequences. The most boring part of this film was the same old formula, which is a set of people enter in a dangerous enclosure and only a few come back alive. A couple of scientist escorted by a military to a mystery island hidden in the mists of the South Pacific to do some scientific research. Soon they come to realise they are in a dangerous place where giant monsters live. After losing some of the soldiers, now it becomes a survival game. But the general is obsessed with a revenge. How the rest of the story folds were told with a battle of the film. Basically, this film was created to merge two franchises, the rebooted 'Godzilla' with this one. The post end-credit scene gave some important hint about the future of the franchise. But I thought it was too similar to the comedy flick, 'Journey 2: The Mysterious Island'. Usually spoof films were made out of greatest hit films. But it looks like here a reverse case. Though all the actors were good. Nice direction, visuals, music, particularly the sound effects. This film is simply enjoyable and forgettable. There are many things I did not like. The Peter Jackson film was so artistic. Every frame was like a classic painting. In this, the Kong standing on his two feet, walking around like a man, totally turned me off. The giant ape did not behave like a real ape. Many sequences were also borrowed from many other films, only replaced with different creatures and recreated with a fresh setting. This is a perfect time pass film to have on a weekend. Particularly, if you are a graphile (graphic+phile), you would have a nice time. _5.5/10_


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Production


Legendary Pictures


Warner Bros. Pictures


Facts

Status
Released

Release Date
2017-03-08

Original Language
English

Runtime
1 hr 58 mins

Budget
$ 185,000,000.00

Revenue
$ 566,652,812.00

Homepage
http://kongskullislandmovie.com/

Genres
Action Adventure Fantasy

Keywords
vietnam veteran 1970s monster expedition island king kong spin off u.s. soldier kaiju aftercreditsstinger monster island uncharted

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